A few tools for online meetings

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  • Tierney
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  • A few tools for online meetings

    1. 1. EXPANDING YOUR CAPACITYFOR CONNECTIONS:EMERGING TRENDS IN ONLINE MEETINGCAPABILITIESTierney Smith
    2. 2. ABOUT TECHSOUP CANADA
    3. 3. SOFTWARE DONATIONS PROGRAM
    4. 4. BENEFITS OF ONLINE MEETINGS Save $$ Save time Convenience Better than a phone call Go green
    5. 5. COMMON FEATURES Screen sharing Multiple presenters Drawing/annotation tools Chat Audio/teleconferencing Videoconferencing Recording
    6. 6. CONSIDERATIONS Do you need video? How much prep for participants? Pay-per-use vs. subscribe vs. free?
    7. 7. SKYPE  Pros:  Many people use it  Easy to start a call  Cons:  Need premium version for group screensharing/ video
    8. 8. GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS  Pros:  Free video calls  Lots of apps – built for working together  Cons:  Max 10 people  A bit tricky to get started
    9. 9. GOTOMEETING  Pros:  Allows phone or computer connection – more flexible  Participants don’t need an account  Cons:  Interface is a bit clunky at times
    10. 10. MORE OPTIONS Adobe Connect  Good for larger meetings with advanced requirements e.g. breakout rooms Join.me  Simple screen sharing and meeting ReadyTalk  Phone line only for audio, also has screen sharing And more…  http://techsoupcanada.ca/learning_centre/articles/web_c onferencing_tools
    11. 11. SKYPE DEMO Chat Video Screen sharing Limitations – only 2 people unless you have premium
    12. 12. GOOGLE+ HANGOUT DEMO How to start a hangout How to invite someone to a hangout How the video bit works Google effects – glasses and mustaches How to chat How to screen share How to work on a document together Show that there are apps e.g. google art project FYI about on air hangouts
    13. 13. GOTOMEETING DEMO Screen sharing, make other people the presenter Drawing on your screen chat Audio vs. headset Recording the call Video
    14. 14. QUESTIONS?@techsoupcanadafacebook.com/techsoupcanada

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